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2018

23

Jul

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Far-right Italian minister sues anti-mafia writer over ‘underworld’ tweet

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is suing the country’s celebrated anti-mafia author Roberto Saviano for defamation over a tweet that described him as “minister of the underworld”. “I filed a lawsuit against Saviano, as promised,” Salvini, who is also deputy prime minister and leader of the League party, wrote on Twitter. “I accept any criticisms, […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

11

Jul

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Burkini woman ejected from Florence swimming baths

A burkini-clad woman was asked to leave a municipal swimming baths in Florence on Saturday, sources said Monday night. Leftwing Power to the People Councillor Miriam Amato called on sports pointman Andrea Vanucci to send a circular to all municipal baths telling them to let women in burkinis use their facilities. “What happened on Saturday […]

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Country: Italy
Source: ANSA

22

Jun

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Italy asks Malta to take in, seize migrant rescue ship

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday called on Malta to take in a rescue vessel carrying more than 200 migrants, and insisted the NGO-operated ship be impounded and its crew detained. “For the safety of the crew and passengers we have asked Malta to open its ports,” the leader of the far-right League tweeted, claiming the […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Politico

11

Jun

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Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected. Malta says the German charity SOS Méditerranée picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which means […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , Amerika'nın Sesi

26

Feb

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Italian anti-fascist protesters scuffle with police as election tensions rise

Italian police scuffled with about a hundred far-left protesters marching against a neo-fascist party event in the northern city of Turin on Thursday, a sign of increasing tensions ahead of the March 4 national election. Dozens of “anti-fascist” protesters tried to break through a police cordon to reach a hotel where the far-right Casapound party […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Reuters

19

Feb

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Italy’s Northern League pledges mass migrant deportations

Italy’s far-right Northern League has promised to introduce mass deportations of asylum seekers to Africa as part of a radical reshaping of migration policies if it wins next month’s elections. The party, led by Matteo Salvini, would also seek to force asylum courts to disregard the circumstances of a migrant’s journey in any deliberation about […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

17

Feb

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Italian police clashes with anti-fascists leaves 7 injured

Italian police have clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. The news agency ANSA said six demonstrators and one police officer were injured. Police used tear gas, water cannons and batons on demonstrators who tried to breach […]

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Country: Italy
Source: WTOP

15

Feb

Matteo Salvini, Leader della Lega Nord, in occasione della presentazione del candidato per la Toscana Alessandro Bagnai all'interno degli spazi dell'Auditorium al Duomo di Firenze, 7 febbraio 2018. ANSA/MAURIZIO DEGL ' INNOCENTI

Italy’s Northern League leader ramps up anti-Muslim rhetoric: ‘Islam is incompatible with our values’

Italy’s Northern League leader has said that “Islam is incompatible” with Italian values and vowed to close all “illegal Islamic centres” in the country. Matteo Salvini, who became leader of the anti-migrant and anti-EU party in 2013, made his comments in Umbertide, an Umbrian town where a major new mosque is being built, on Thursday […]

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Country: Italy
Source: International Business Times

18

Jan

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Italy: Trainee lawyer ejected over Muslim veil

An Italian judge of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Emilia Romagna, demanded today a young lawyer of Moroccan origin to shed the veil that covered her head to participate in a public hearing. In front of the demand of the president of the second section of the TAR, Giancarlo Mozzarelli, based on the obligation […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Prensa Latina

16

Jan

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Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam

Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant “invasion.” His comments came after a prominent League politician faced widespread criticism for saying Italy’s “white race” could be wiped out unless stronger […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Jerusalem Post